10-10-2017 04:46 PM - edited 11-22-2017 03:52 AM
[Updated on Nov 20] Badges are now available for all Local Guides on Android and iOS.
[Updated on Oct 11] Badges are coming soon for everyone, but we’re experiencing a delay on Google Maps for Android. Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks.
Do you love taking photos? How about reviewing the places you visit? Maybe you’re into exploring new areas, or adding details about places to help others get around.
Local Guides share their knowledge in many ways. That’s why, starting today, we’re introducing badges to recognize different kinds of top contributors on Google Maps.
Here are the four new badges you can earn right now:
You’ll earn this badge by writing detailed reviews that help people decide where to go.
This badge is for sharing photos of places, so others can see the world on Google Maps.
Here’s the badge for exploring. Earn it by being the first to add, review, or take a photo of a place.
Earn this badge by checking facts, making edits, and answering simple questions about places to help people find the right information on Google Maps.
By sharing more, you can get upgrades for each one. For example, a Novice Photographer can become an Expert Photographer, and then reach legendary status as a Master Photographer. Your past contributions will be factored in too, so some of you may have already reached that status!
This feature is rolling out over the next few weeks. To see if it’s on your device right now, go to “Your contributions” on Google Maps for Android or iOS. There, you’ll see your progress toward each badge. Tap each one to see how to earn the more advanced version of your new badge.
09-28-2017 11:32 AM - edited 10-29-2017 07:30 AM
09-30-2017 08:23 PM
Hi, three days ago, (28 Sept. 2017) new badge information and statistics started to be shown on my account of google map app., which are Expert Trailblazer, Photographer, Reviewer, and Fact finder with the required rating for those badges. One day later I have lost that badges and went back to the original account page??? Any one know how can I get them back. Thank you
10-01-2017 01:46 AM
@G77Abood I have seen other reports of that here on Local Guides Connect, but have not seen it on either of my Android Devices, nor on the web interface.
It is possible that it is a feature in development, and was inadvertently turned on for some users before it was ready (or more than likely an update to the Maps application was pushed out with the new badges). Realizing that it was "live", they may have turned it back off (or if it was an update, they just pulled the update, and only a select few devices that got the update in that short time see it, but once the application updates again they are gone).
10-01-2017 01:57 AM
Thank you, MW Jones. Yes, it thing it was a temporary update. However , it provided an overview about my contribution to Google maps. Thus, it would be better to be continued. Thanks
10-01-2017 07:11 AM
Here is a news article that briefly addresses new features that might be added in a future release of the Maps app(s). It is not saying that the features will be added, nor does it say when.
10-10-2017 06:19 AM - edited 10-10-2017 08:47 AM
Hi Everyone I was just out there using my Google maps as usually and I saw that a recent updates has been made to the Google Maps. You can check yours too. Now badges reflect across the Google Maps application that reflects the way in which we contribute to the Local Guides Program ranging from Reviews, Photos, Edits e.t.c. You can share your Achievement/Badges directly from the app itself now. I have earned a lot of them and one I would like to share is this, have a look at it below
You can check yours to see this updates. This looks awesome, the application is more interactive than before. I love this new updates.!!!
10-10-2017 06:35 AM